Caring for someone who is incontinent? Whether it's a spouse, partner, parent, or young adult with special needs, providing this highly personal, intimate level of daily care can be quite challenging. Keep these resources at your fingertips for support with the emotional, behavioral, and physical aspects of incontinence care.
Caregiving is stressful, but adding incontinence care takes things to a new level. These incontinence care tips from the Caregiver Stress website have this goal: helping caregivers take better care of themselves even as they care for others.
On this site, you'll find a collection of everything you need to know about incontinence care, from natural remedies for incontinence to adult diaper hacks and troubleshooting overnight leaks.
This site is designed "for the 43.5 million adult family caregivers who care for someone 50+ years of age" and who "use the Internet to find solutions for day-to-day challenges." And for those who provide incontinence support for a loved one, the practical solutions and advice on Daily Caring are fitting. Check out this post for 9 tips on making incontinence care easier for caregivers.
MM Learn is focused on "improving the quality of care and the quality of life of older adults by providing family caregivers, pastoral care providers and healthcare professionals, training and education based on evidence and best practices, using progressive technology and other advanced delivery methods." In their incontinence care resource, you'll find a number of practical articles, training videos, and other tools to help you move forward.
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
The mission of the National Association for Continence is to "provide quality continence care through education, collaboration and advocacy." How do they accomplish their mission? To that end, you'll find the following services on their site:
- many different avenues so you can engage in dialogue with other incontinence caregivers
- read in-depth explanations and get straight talk about every type of incontinence condition from medical experts
- help connecting with local physicians who specialize in dealing with this life-altering condition
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